Buongiorno! Saddle up on your Vespa and take a ride with us as we talk about Luca, our favorite pastas, and theater seating. Plus some more of our favorite ‘Italianism’ and stories of malicious compliance. If you have a voice in your head telling you not to listen to this pod just shout “Silenzio Bruno!” and press play.
Come join us as we put a bow on the Toy Story series and discuss the final(?) installment, Toy Story 4. We’re joined by Jared, the ‘pod-brother’ himself, to help us get into the high and lows of the series while we entertain some important questions like “How do you kill a toy?” and what the future holds for Pixar. All that plus Cuji’s failed date and a potential farewell to Ratzenberger. It’s been a fun journey so thanks for being our partner along the way!
Embark on a magical quest with the Asterixar duo and special guest Frankie as we chat about Onward! Like any good adventure, our trek is filled with discussions of the pegasus vs. feral unicorns, our dream vans, plus dungeons, dragons, and drive-ins! All that plus plenty of brotherly love. So grab your wizard staff, pop in that Valhalla mix tape, and let the journey begin!
It’s the return of your favorite Pixar Boys! Help us shake off the rust and get back into a rhythm as we discuss Pixar’s movie Soul. We’ll break down proper barbershop etiquette, the difference between jazz and soul, and whether or not this is a kids movie. Every pod has a soul. You’re about to find ours.
Drop in for a “quickie” as the Asterixar bros chat about another pair of shorts: “Burrow” and “Playdate with Destiny.” But first we break down the trailer for Pixar’s next feature, “Luca.” On this jumbo shorts pod we’re talking being Italian, getting in touch with our fursonas, and favorite Simpsons episodes! We’re here for a good time, not a long time so come join in the fun!
The correct Martin Scorsese analog to Joker is not Taxi Driver but The Last Temptation of Christ—an aggressive deconstruction of a widely-known character prone to constant media re-imaginings. In both films, we are asked to believe that our squirrelly weirdo protagonist will ultimately become the larger-than-life figure we know so well. Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix largely succeed in creating something more cinema than theme park, though the Last Temptation comparison ends there.
In this edition of the Geekstrum podcast, we chat about Tarantino’s ninth* film and how it fits in with his current era of film making. Herald the Return of the Jared who makes sure we don’t miss an opportunity to mention Star Wars in a pod!